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Load by phone: How operators are using online tools

Owner-operators' use of online load services varies from occasional use to test the waters in an unfamiliar area to use as a primary freight resource.

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Is trucking ready for more freight? ATA says so, despite infrastructure hazards

The expanded Panama Canal is expected to bring with it an abundance of freight for the U.S. trucking industry. Is it prepared for it?

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On dying breeds — and free pickup bedliners!

When talking about past "outlaw" segments of trucking culture, owner-operators are hardly the primary participants. (Also: a contest from Plastikote to win a free pickup bedliner -- you're welcome.)

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Load by phone: Legacy boards add access tools

Owner-operator access to Internet-based load boards continues to streamline with many operators now using smartphones to access one or another of industry-leading online freight resources.

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C.R. England appeals $1.3 million judgement to OOIDA

C.R. England is appealing a federal court’s final judgment favoring the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association in its 11-year-old class-action suit.

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President’s budget includes $77 billion for transportation, criticized by ATA

The President's budget includes $50 million for immediate infrastructure improvement and full support of the MAP-21 highway bill.

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Long live the owner-operator!

Is the owner-operator a dying breed? Voices responding to the question posed on the Overdrive Extra blog suggest a shift in profitability toward short-haul niches.

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Drivers being scammed by fake ‘recruiters,’ FMCSA says

A fraudulent scheme said to scam drivers out of $350 and a wild goose chase is being perpetrated on drivers and CDL training schools.

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How the national drug/alcohol clearinghouse could save you

Food for thought: In defense of the national clearinghouse for positive test results for drug and alcohol.

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Lawsuits accuse Navistar execs of inflating stock price, violating SEC law

A lawsuit brought against the truck and engine maker alleges that top officers inflated the company's stock price and sold personal shares for millions of dollars when the stock was at its peak.

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